"I don't make it look pretty, I make it work."
|With an education in Electrical Engineering and hence a thorough understanding of computers from the ground up, I have worked at many levels of software development over my three decades of professional computer experience. I also have some experience in project management, and good communication skills.|
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - Columbia, SC (Mar 2010 - present)|
Web Application Developer
Continued providing software and servers for c-gold.com. Developed c-coin.com, another service of Commerce Gold. Other projects involved developing a C# .NET application for significantly less than the client had been paying a large custom software house. Also provide software services to Alumnify Inc, a startup developing Alumni Engagement software running on both iOS and Android devices, with a back end running on Linux servers.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica (Apr 2004 - Mar 2010)|
Web Application Developer
Largest project involved developing and running the software platform and servers for c-gold.com. This is a LAMP project involving fully custom software design and coding, security/anti-hacker measures, and selection, setup and maintenance/administration of two dedicated servers. (Debian Linux, CentOS, Apache 1.3 and 2, MySQL 5, PHP 5)
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - Rohel, The Netherlands (Jan 2004 - Mar 2004)|
Web Application Developer
Developed software for a share trading platform using online gold backed payment systems. This was a LAMP project involving fully custom software design and coding. The system was shelved due to market conditions.
BONSAI SOFTWARE - Limassol, Cyprus (Jan 2003 - Dec 2003)|
Database and Web Application Developer
For an offshore services provider, designed a complex PostgreSQL database running under Apache/Linux. Utilized the following features of PostgreSQL: PL/pgSQL functions, triggers, views, inheritance.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - Raleigh, North Carolina (Jan 2002 - Dec 2002)|
FOLDERSAFE, INC. - Harleysville, Pennsylvania (Jun 2001 - Dec 2001)|
Head of Software Development
Worked as a contractor, developing encryption software under Windows using Visual C++. Software required a database to track status of encrypted files. The software runs under Windows 95, 98, 2000 and ME, and is integrated with the Windows shell. Supervised staff in development of project design documents and GUI code.
BONSAI SOFTWARE - Raleigh, North Carolina (Feb 2001 - May 2001)|
GOLD & SILVER RESERVE - Melbourne, Florida (Apr 2000 - Jan 2001)|
Worked as a subcontractor. Developed software under WindowsNT for IIS and SQL Server, including SQL stored procedures, and ATL/COM. Software was for G&SR's OmniPay service, which exchanges between e-gold and USD, as well as other currencies.
|ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE|
THE HIPAGE COMPANY - Norfolk, Virginia (Jun 1997 - Mar 2000)|
Developed software under UniVerse DBMS (running under AIX on RS6000), including database manipulation and report programs, Electronic Data Interchange and other communication software. Also served as Webmaster, making previously written HTML and graphics more efficient and faster to download.
TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Norfolk, Virginia (Sep 1997 - Mar 2000)|
PRIMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES - Virginia Beach, Virginia (Feb 1995 - Aug 1997)|
Worked as sales representative and manager to develop people and leadership skills, focusing on understanding and meeting clients' needs, and recognizing and developing skills in others. Sold life insurance, property and casualty insurance, mutual funds and debt consolidation loans.
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER - Suffolk, Virginia (Feb 1990 - Jan 1995)|
Lead Electronic Engineer
Lead for Digital Audio Special Sounds Subsystem. Worked closely with two contractors (a computer programmer and computer hardware assembler), procured parts and equipment and coordinated documentation efforts. Also served as software maintenance expert for Weapon Launch System Operator Trainer (WLSOT). Examined Ada code, learned system, made software changes when needed by training sites.
UTILITY TRANSLATION SERVICES, INC. - Raleigh, North Carolina (May 1987 - Aug 1988)|
Associate Software Engineer
Designed and coded programs for the power industry, including mathematical graphing routine, interrupt driven communication port driver, software to communicate with eight different recorder devices and an unsupervised automatic file transfer system.
MANPOWER/WALTER KIDDE - Raleigh, North Carolina (Summer 1986)|
Conducted 100% test and inspection of Gemini Fire Alarm & Suppression Control Systems. Doubled quantity of systems tested to twenty per day.
NORTHERN TELECOM - Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Summer 1985)|
Responsible for the installation and modification of DMS-100 telephone switching equipment in Reliability Test Module. Analyzed test results and recommended actions to improve equipment. Wrote memos recommending that an open relay be replaced with a hermetically sealed relay ro reduce unsatisfactory failure rate.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - Raleigh, North Carolina (Oct 1983 - Apr 1987)|
Responsible for ensuring continued operation of SageIV Microcomputers and Data General MV/8000 for students' use in completing lab assignments.
|Also held jobs in high school and college, including tutoring programming and chemistry.|